Bishop Bronco Wrestling
On Friday, five members of the Bishop Bronco Wrestling team went to Highland High School in Palmdale for a “Team dual” tournament with 4 other teams. The Broncos attending were
Sophomore Joseph Mayhugh at 152 lbs
Junior Angel Santana at 160 lbs
Junior Tyler Cox at 170 lbs
Junior Orlando Ruelas at 182 lbs
Junior Gabe Shoshone at 220 lbs
Only Mayhugh at 152 lbs and Santana at 160 lbs were able to compete. The day started slow for the Broncos with Mayhugh getting pinned and Santana losing by points in the final seconds of his match against Highland High School. These turned out to be the only losses on the day for the Broncos.
Things turned around in the next matches against Quartz Hill High School where Mayhugh defeated his opponent 10-7 and Santana pinning his opponent in just 43 seconds.
Mayhugh continued to dominate by pinning his opponent from Antelope Valley in the second period. Antelope Valley had no opponent at 160 or 170 lbs, so Santana went up to 182lbs where he pinned his opponent in the 2nd period.
The final matches for the Broncos were against Highland High School. In his match at 152, Mayhugh quickly fell behind and was nearly pinned in the first period. He fought back and by the m middle of the third period tied the score 12-12. With just seconds remaining, Joseph was able to pin his opponent. Angel Santana finished the day by pinning his opponent in just over 20 seconds.
Coach Shawn Joseph said, “I’m pleased with the quality of wrestling from both Joseph and Angel. I was very impressed by Joe coming back from a 0-8 deficit to tie the score and then pin his opponent. Angel continues to impress us with how quickly he learns moves and is able to use them in matches.”
The Bronco with the best record this season is Angel Santana with a record of 5 -1 with all 5 wins being pins.
The Broncos face Rosamond High School next week in dual tournament action.